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Lipstick Pro tips

I love all kinds of lipstick and lipgloss! I think that completes the whole look. But getting that look takes a little work. Everyone wants that model look. So here is what I found that keeps my lips looking great.

Step 1: Prepare Your Lips

Gently go over your lips with a soft toothbrush to remove any rough or loose skin.


When applying moisturizer to your face, massage a little into your lips too. Don't, however, use lip balm, since this would impair the indelibility of your lip makeup.


Step 2: Apply Foundation or Lip Primer

The best base for lipstick is foundation. It's full of moisturizing agents, it evens out lip color, helps lipstick stay on longer, and prevents color changes during hot weather—heat causes the pigment to separate from the base substances.


Products sold specifically as "lip primer" are only useful if you're not wearing foundation.


You may find it difficult to find a lip liner that matches peach, apricot or coral toned lipsticks, but an eyebrow pencil in a light, warm brown also does the job.

You may find it difficult to find a lip liner that matches peach, apricot or coral toned lipsticks, but an eyebrow pencil in a light, warm brown also does the job.


Step 3: Apply Lip Liner

Apart from defining the shape of your lips, lip liner also keeps your lipstick from feathering or "bleeding." If you look closely, you'll see that your lips have a natural white contour. Use this as a guide when you apply lip liner. It doesn’t matter in which direction you apply—whether from left to right, right to left, or corner to center—as long as you apply accurately.


Your lip liner should be the exact same color as your lipstick. You may find it difficult to find one that matches peach, apricot, or coral tones, but an eyebrow pencil in a light, warm brown also does the job.


For sanitary reasons, and to ensure that it draws a defined, long lasting outline, make sure your lip liner pencil is always sharpened.


Step 4: Powder Your Lip Liner

A light dusting of powder gives lip liner extra staying power.


Pick up a tiny amount of loose translucent powder with a cotton pad, curl it around your middle finger and press it against the back of your hand to remove excess, then carefully roll it over your lip liner. Don’t apply too much, otherwise your lip liner will appear blurred.


Step 5: Apply Lipstick

Your lipstick should cover your lip liner exactly. For accuracy, apply with a lip brush. This gives a more even and precise application than directly from the tube, and helps lipstick to stay on longer.


Once you've applied a first coat, blot with a cosmetic tissue, then add a second coat and blot again. Layering in this way makes it last longer.


Always be sure to blot your lips before adding lip gloss, too.

 

 

Article by: Jayne Lancer, Bellatory.com Nov 2019